So many sweet comments and e-mails after my last post
. Thank you all! Turns out there are other moms out there who often feel the same way. Who knew? ;) I think it’s so important to be able to talk openly about the ups and downs of motherhood. And life in general! We all have our days and it’s nice to know that none of us are alone in feeling overwhelmed sometimes. Your open, encouraging, sincere words cheered me up immensely and helped to make this a much better week. So thank you friends. Thank you so very much.
A while ago I mentioned having our family pictures taken for our Christmas card and how I need to get some of them posted …
My darling friend Josie took our pictures this year…
Josie is a long time BFF of mine and our families love to hang out and vacation together (our husbands are friends from high school). We went to Disneyland
together when I was pregnant and then Maui
together when she was pregnant. Lately we have decided we desperately need a vacation where neither one of us is pregnant! To say I was excited to hear she was pursuing a career in family photography would be a huge understatement. I am THRILLED! I feel like I now have a professional photographer in the family. :) I’ll share some family pictures later but here are a few she took of my kids.
The pics were taken in my mom’s backyard while we were visiting over Thanksgiving and Josie’s kids were there. El was dying to run and play with them so we only got a couple of photos out of this little peanut. Love what we got though!
Kole just wanted to play in the leaves so most of his pictures looked like this —
But Addison? My little fashion loving diva. She was so proud of her missing tooth she could have posed and smiled all day. We got so many fun pics of her. Here are three of my favorite…
Thank you Josie! I adore every one and will treasure them always. (You can check out Josie’s photography blog here
and her facebook page here
). If you are in the southern Utah area I would highly recommend her! She truly has a natural talent for photography. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my friend. I’m saying that because she’s my friend and she’s GOOD. :)
had a great deal on picture Valentines and because I knew I would be short on time this year and
because I loved the pics of my kiddos so much it was a great solution for us. I let the girls choose what pictures they wanted to use (they chose two pics each to mix it up).
I knew my girls would want to personalize their Valentines so I picked up this pack of blank colorful cards and envelopes at Target last week. I figured they could write a little note to include along with the picture Valentine.
While I was in therapy with Kole this week I put the girls to work! They were so excited to make them. They worked…
and they worked on their Valentines. I thought they would just write a little “happy Valentines Day” or “thanks for being a good friend” but oh no. They wrote individualized poems for each person in their class. Oh my word they were cute. And hilarious. Kenny and I had a good time reading through them all. :) I’m off to finish teacher gifts before bed. Enjoy your Valentines Day everyone!!